AIDAaura's first visit to Portland Port follows return of sister ship AIDAvita

AIDAaura's visit was one of eight calls by AIDA Cruises ships this season AIDAaura's visit was one of eight calls by AIDA Cruises ships this season PHOTO: Portland Port

AIDA Cruises' AIDAaura made her inaugural visit to Portland Port Friday. This follows the return of sister ship AIDAvita to the port on Monday.

Alex Hayes, general manager-landside, presented AIDAaura’s captain the Portland Port stone plaque. This was the third German ship to visit Portland in the same week, which has been a great economic boost for the port and the surrounding areas.

Eight AIDA calls

Eight calls by AIDA ships are scheduled this year including with a further inaugural visit, by AIDAcara.

The port will receive 17 calls from German ships this season.

Record year

Earlier Seatrade Cruise News reported on Portland Port’s expectations for another record-breaking cruise season, with the greatest number of calls and passengers to date.

Posted 17 May 2019

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Michelle Winny

Deputy Editor, Seatrade Cruise News/Seatrade Cruise Review